24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, make a trip to Adelaide Oval, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and finally appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner.

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. April in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
Cleland Wildlife Park
4.7

2
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Perth

Perth ©

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Adelaide in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Swan River
4.7
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World heritage site
Fremantle Prison
4.6

2
nights
Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and then cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

You can fly from Perth to Darwin in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Darwin. Traveling from Perth in April, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Mindil Beach
4.4
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Wildlife Area
Crocosaurus Cove
4.1

2
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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get great views at Anzac Hill, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then take an exotic tour of Wayoutback Australian Safaris, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Mount Gillen
5.0

2
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns. Traveling from Alice Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
4.7

2
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 2nd (Sun), get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, walk around South Bank Parklands, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in May, with highs in Brisbane at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Podie Pie, and find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9

3
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Jetpack Flyboard Adventures, then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8
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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

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